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North Carolina Associate Supreme Court Justice Michael Morgan will be the featured speaker during Halifax Community College’s Constitution Day observance.

The program will be held Friday at 10 a.m.  at the Griffin Centre on the college’s campus.

In 2004, Congress mandated that schools, colleges, and universities receiving federal funding must teach about Constitution Day.

Constitution Day is observed nationwide on September 17 to commemorate the signing of the United States Constitution on September 17, 1787. 

Morgan graduated from the New Bern Public School System at the age of 16, and graduated with his bachelor of arts degree in both history and sociology from Duke University.

After graduation, he earned his juris doctor from the North Carolina Central University School of Law.

In November 2016, Morgan won his first statewide election to be associate justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina.

Prior to becoming a state Supreme Court justice, he worked on the legal staff of the North Carolina Department of Justice as a research assistant, associate attorney general, and assistant attorney general.

He has also served as an administrative law judge with the North Carolina Office of Administrative Hearings, Wake County District Court judge, and Wake County Superior Court judge.